When was the last time the Buffalo Bills had the No. 27 overall pick?
The 2023 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and the Buffalo Bills currently are expected to have the 27th overall pick. There is a chance that the Bills don’t actually end up selecting there as they could look to trade up or even trade back to acquire more picks.
Since 1990, the Buffalo Bills have picked three times at 27th overall with the last time being in 2017. However, that year the Bills weren’t expected to pick there as they entered that draft with the 10th overall pick.
Buffalo Bills trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and select Tre’Davious White
That year, the Kansas City Chiefs would trade all the way up from 27th overall to 10th to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes. However, the Buffalo Bills also got a good player as they took cornerback Tre’Davious White out of LSU.
White has been the top cornerback on this defense since his rookie season and has made two Pro Bowls and was selected to the first-team All-Pro once and second-team All-Pro once.
Buffalo Bills pick 27th twice in three years in the NFL Draft
However, the last time the Buffalo Bills went into the NFL Draft with the 27th overall pick and made the selection was in 1994 when they selected defensive back Jeff Burris out of Notre Dame. He primarily was a backup as a rookie before starting 38 games over the next three seasons.
Burris would play only four seasons in Buffalo before joining the Indianapolis Colts for four years before finishing his career with two seasons as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Prior to Burris, the Buffalo Bills made a selection at 27th overall in the 1992 NFL Draft and would select one of the best left tackles in franchise history. John Fina would play 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills and was a starter for nine of them with 131 starts.